“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.”

I’m tired today. I do have a few errands, but I’m not moving until later this afternoon. If I didn’t need animal food, I probably wouldn’t move at all.

We have sun, a real sunny day with no clouds for the sun to hide behind. Though it’s only in the low 60’s, the sun more than makes up for the temperature, and, without the dampness, I can feel real warmth in the air. Yesterday was a sad day. It was close up the deck day. Most of the furniture was covered and the candles taken off the trees. Only the two big wooden chairs stay uncovered all winter, and I’m hoping for a stray deck day to appear so I can sit on one of them with my eyes closed and my face to the sun.

When I was little, nobody I knew had a deck. I don’t even think I ever saw a deck. People just put their lawn chairs in the backyard on the grass. My grandparents had wooden Adirondack chairs. I think the color of the chairs matched the green trim of their house, but I’m not so sure. Other yards had those metal chairs which came in all different colors. I remember burning the backs of my legs when I sat down on one that had been in the sun too long. That was their painful drawback. My parents had ones which folded and seldom lasted more than a single season. The legs or the arms would bend, and the chairs wouldn’t open or sometimes they wouldn’t close. I had a few of those chairs after I first moved in here. I think there is still a lounge in the cellar. It won’t open and I can’t imagine why I’ve kept it.

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7 Comments on ““Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Strong winds and ratherchilly here today. But we had sunshine just until I stopped working for the day šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

    My grandparents on my mothers side had a deck and I think they built that already when they built the house sometimes around 1940. But they were the only ones I knew that had that.

    Nostalgia is usually the reason we keep those things šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ I too had a couple of those chairs for a very long time šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ They sort of brought nice memories with them šŸ™‚

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      We had sun all day long and it stayed in the 60’s. I guess tomorrow will be a bit cooler but still sunny.

      My parents always had those chairs. They also had a set with cushions, and they always put those into the garage. They were pretty comfortable.

  2. Zoey & Me Says:

    We buy really solid outdoor furniture because of the fungus here in the tropics. I have two side benches made of heavy wrought iron which look pretty coming up the walkway passed the garden. But they are too heavy for two people to lift. If we select another spot for them we have to take them apart which is another effort, so they will likely stay put and be given to new owners when we sell.

    • katry Says:

      I have really good outside furniture. One side of my deck I called the dining room and the other the living room. I bought a new set for the living room last year. It is wonderfully heavy wood, and I also bought comfy cushions. The room even has a floor lamp!

  3. Lori Kossowsky Says:

    I’m exhausted. I thought it was a sunny day, but if I look out one window in my bedroom, it is not always a good indicator of what the day is. I’m even too tired to pad on down a few feet and look out the front– besides Meow is sleeping and I don’t want to wake the child. Went to the Drs yesterday had by blood drawn and am supposed to get X-Rays of my spine. Pretty soon I’ll glow. Our house had a deck, but it was off the kitchen in the back of the house, so I can’t remember using it much. I think my dad had the built for much privacy. In the summer, when we finally could afford our own house by the beach, it had a deck facing the ocean and of course was used a lot. I miss that house; it was the best place of my dreams.

    • katry Says:

      I’m tired too, and I figure it’s all the stuff I’ve been moving around for the last few days. I’m getting too old for that!

      Around here decks are pretty common, but they weren’t when I was young. Patios were more common back then. My parents had a patio at their house, and that’s where they’d put the furniture in the backyard.

      Near the ocean here, you can see decks facing the water. I’d love to live there!

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